Hepatic infarction during pregnancy complicated by antiphospholipid syndrome

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1993 Jul;169(1):199-202. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(93)90164-e.


A 33-year-old woman, gravida 4, was seen at 9 weeks' gestation. The patient had experienced hepatic infarction during her first pregnancy and had repeated hepatic infarction during her third pregnancy. A diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome was made. The patient was maintained on a regimen of prednisolone and aspirin and was delivered of a viable infant.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome / complications*
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Aspirin / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Fetal Death / etiology
  • Humans
  • Infarction / etiology*
  • Liver / blood supply*
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*


  • Prednisolone
  • Aspirin